“Wow. You guys sure show class in your comments.
The real sad thing is the people commenting, not the Mormons. They are doing a lot more good in this world than people who just put down and make fun of them.”
andreavan1 on Jul 26, 2013 at 17:47:37
“As a former Mormon, I know that you know Mormons do not "do good in this world." Mormons only do good in the tiny little Mormon world.”
edejan on Jul 26, 2013 at 13:54:01
“"Good" is the last thing they are doing. They are using religion as a cudgel on people of other cultures; they have the arrogance to think that they have the right to indoctrinate others into their fairy tales. If they want to do good, they would go and provide medical care and food aid without tying it to their make believe religion. They would do so without trying to undermine and change the culture of the victims they target in other countries. They're not doing good, they're actually a very evil force of colonialism and imperialism.”
Robert Eckert on Jul 25, 2013 at 23:15:18
“They are doing the opposite of good, sending people around the world to spread lies to the gullible and vulnerable.”
“Do you what is really dumb? Why reporters are asking Rubio this question. He was right. It has nothing to do with GDP or any of that stuff. We should be talking about how dumb the reporter is and how dumb everyone is that is making a big deal of this.”
Huevos deDiablo on Nov 27, 2012 at 15:27:07
“Would it be worth talking about if he believed the Earth was flat, resting on the backs of four elephants who're riding on the shell of a turtle as it swims through space?”
Phreejazz on Nov 22, 2012 at 02:32:38
“Nah. If the fringe Right wants to use this kind of stuff as a litmus test, so do the rest of us. Because it ends up impacting policy on things like education.”
“I am Mormon too. Mitt knows his faith. Other people claim they know all about the Mormons, but they don't. What did your mom say Mitt Romney was wrong about?”
Jaxmom00 on Nov 5, 2012 at 22:51:56
“When he talked about the second coming. He had it wrong. ”
doloreskdb301 on Nov 5, 2012 at 22:44:52
“Mormons do not worship Jesus Christ as True God and True Man, and that is all there is to it. In the eyes of orthodox Christianity, that means it is a cult. I have no problem with cults. But i have a BIG PROBLEM with evangelicals who want to hold everyone to an absolute moral standard except when they are trying to win public office, in which case, things are not so absolute. the Pharisees did the same thing. and you know how Jesus felt about them...”
“Wa ha ha wait a second. He got married in the temple. Only members in good standing may attend the temple. It is not that he did not let them come. Ann knew that going into marrying him. She chose to get married in the temple, knowing that her parents would not be able to attend. They are not the first to do that. That has nothing to do with people being worthy of being Americans. That makes no sense.”
lascaft on Nov 5, 2012 at 22:51:30
“You have corrected a common misperception.”
almostlifelike on Nov 5, 2012 at 22:38:08
“Right. It's not really about being American. It's about cult behavior.
I was married in the Salt Lake City temple and my in-laws could not attend (one of them, gasp...smoked). I've always regretted my decision to have my wedding in a place that kept many of the most loved people in my life waiting outside.
I'm so glad I didn't raise my daughter in that "we're more special and you're not righteous enough to attend" mindset.
When a Mormon makes the decision to get married in the temple, believe me, it is usually because they have been heavily indoctrinated for a long time.”
“We do not believe that about wealth. And we do not believe that about punishment. Everyone has trials. Life happens and you are not being "punished" if something unfortunate happens to you or your family. Also, we do not believe you are more blessed if you are wealthy. The church is full of wonderful wealthy people and full or wonderful middle class people and full of wonderful poor people. We do not learn that you are more righteous or blessed if you are wealthy.”
“You guys are so one sided it is sad. I can't argue with you guys. It is not possible to argue with people who talk like this.”
Jeremy West on Nov 3, 2012 at 14:20:56
“Hard to argue against facts. mitt does an admirable job at fighting facts, but it is not for everybody. Even The Salt Lake Tribune has called mitt dishonest, and endorsed Obama. In the middle of Utah. Say's a lot.”
“No you are wrong. The Romneys have consistently given at least 10 percent to charity their entire lives. The Obamas have not. Look, I am not saying the Obamas are bad people. I just think it is pathetic to go after Mitt and say he is a heartless guy that doesn't care about people. And the money going to the Mormon church does not go to their kids. I have paid tithing my whole life and I have children now and I can assure you that the money is not saved to go to my kids one day.
Mitt was not faking help, he was really trying to help. And he was not hiding in France, either. He was serving a mission for the church. That is not hiding. So I think you are the one being fed vicious lies from MSNBC. I watch them and they have said things like Mitt was hanging out in France during the war. That is despicable. He was working like crazy every day. A mission is not a fun time. It is a period of time where you are working harder than you ever have in your life.”
punkingale on Nov 4, 2012 at 01:08:08
“A mission is harder than fighting in a war? Did Romney happen to get shot at in France? He converted two people to Mormonism in two and a half years!!!!! You're trying to defend the indefensible!!!! Read the article about him "renting" the Mormon church to avoid paying taxes. It's on Huffpost.”
pgpunch on Nov 3, 2012 at 22:21:25
“You have been drinking the kool-aid and watching faux news. It has been proven that those of you who watch faux news know less than those who watch no news at all. By the way, serving a church mission is nothing close to fighting a war, especially when you have a hundred million dollar trust waiting for you back at home or when you have time to write love notes in the sand. Remember most Americans don't think for themselves. You should take the road less traveled sometimes or at least stop listening to 40 million dollar a year Rush. Now, lose your job and see if Mitty will understand. Heck, he will probably be earning money from your misfortune.”
Hambone1 on Nov 3, 2012 at 13:21:58
“You have no way of knowing who gives what. Have you seen ALL of Mitts' tax returns? ALL of Obama's? And as a Viet Nam vet I am insulted by you equating Mitts "mission" with the missions I faced under fire.”
DeeDeeDaGumby on Nov 3, 2012 at 06:35:26
“You can not prove he has given anything. He won't release his taxes , plain and simple .”
Jeremy West on Nov 3, 2012 at 06:05:57
“So you know them personally? You have been there his whole life? Cool ( not really). What I was saying about his hiding money is not tithes silly. Different. This is an account set up for this purpose, not a tithe. But is hidden from taxes.
The help was very fake. They asked for money, or for blood donations, and said DO NOT SEND CANNED GOODS. But he wanted a photo op. He bought the cans, handed them to the people, then had them handed back for the camera's. FAKE.
He protested for the war, then turned tail and RAN to France. He could have shut up, and gone to France, or protested for the war, AND JOINED. But he told OTHERS to fight when he would not. Cowardice. Maybe for you, going to FRANCE is working harder than any other time in your life, and him too. But most of us work harder every day just to survive, and pay a higher tax rate than him. MSNBC does not have to tell any lies about mitt, he lies himself, and gets caught in it. Flip Flop. You speak of vicious lies from MSNBC, while believing actual lies from faux. You want to know who lies? Look at Politifact.com and all the pants on fire designations mitt has. Yes, it is a new record. But if you want to believe in lies, go ahead. Just don't think we are as ignorant as you around here. You will get embarrassed.”
“All you guys that agree with Rachel and keep on slamming Mitt are pathetic. I don't want to be so harsh, but I don't have another word for it. Mitt Romney has given more (percentage wise and off course money wise because he is wealthier, but percentage is the key here) to charity than Obama. He has spent his whole life doing that. He also has given a lot of time in service. He was a Mormon Bishop and you have no idea the time that goes into that. They are constantly helping people in need, take middle of the night phone calls, sacrifice lots of time, etc. To bash someone for helping is pathetic. Completely pathetic. And if he had done nothing, he would have bashed for that. Libs will bash him for no matter what he does. So this is pathetic and desperate and I think just plain really really bad.”
krenzny on Nov 3, 2012 at 19:14:31
“LOL. You do realize that every penny he gives to charity, is a penny he can take advantage of a loophole from? The man doesn't do anything unless there's a payoff for him, believe that. I love the story of mitt the saint sitting by the bedside of the dying 14 year old, and this angel of mercy , helped him WRITE HIS WILL, even at the death of a child, his overwhelming concern was to see to it the kids leggos and piggy bank are distributed properly. The mormon "church was a vehicle for him to avoid military service and shelter money. You do know he bought those donations himself? NIce right ? But he passed them out to the crowd, so that they could hand them back to him on camera, as donations... Really honest.”
Pually on Nov 3, 2012 at 10:52:14
“"He also has given a lot of time in service"
In lieu of military service in Viet Nam.
"(percentage wise and off course money wise because he is wealthier, but percentage is the key here) to charity than Obama"
Only because it was mandated by the Mormon church.
Wise up Idahogal”
qwams on Nov 3, 2012 at 09:27:46
“I agree Mr Romney should be commended for all his past donations and help to the community as a Morman Bishop, but disagree that people should not be critical of his motivation in this case. Romney is actually pathetic in this case and Rachel is correct for calling out his B***Sh**.”
t and star on Nov 3, 2012 at 09:05:45
“if what you were saying was true you still wouldn't have a point.”
senselocke on Nov 3, 2012 at 04:46:31
“And that invalidates this... how?
He solicited a lot of stuff Red Cross cannot use, and had people spend money on things that will not help, then bought stuff himself to hand to people to hand back in a photo op.
It's not wrong to slam someone on something if what you're slamming them on is accurate and true and their own stupidity. And how much of that percentage is given to his own church? That doesn't really count.
The point was Mitt was not helping. At all. If you didn't catch that, you didn't watch this.”
Jeremy West on Nov 3, 2012 at 03:59:27
“You are spouting lies straight off the mitt press releases. No he has not donated more percentage wise than President Obama. Not even close. Most of his " Charitable" contributions are to his own church, which is suspect at best. Furthermore, a huge portion of those " donations" were not, and will never be given to the church. It is a way of hiding money for your heirs, by hiding it in the church, then designating it be given to his children upon his death, and not even the church. Real tax professionals ( Like my mother) will point out his tricks, and how they may be quasi legal, they are certainly not ethical, especially for someone claiming to want to lead the same country he has been shortchanging. YEARS of SERVICE? HE DODGED the DRAFT! TWICE! Hid in France! But not before telling others to go fight. So keep your pathetic defense of someone who lies daily to yourself, or faux news, basically either you, or someone as ignorant as you. Around here, we have the brains you lack, and will call your bull5h1t for what it is. P.s. the article was about mitts fake help for a real disaster. He deserves criticism for that, and defending him for it, shows you don't have family in harms way, and care only for the politics, not the people. Not even the ones suffering now. Hate to call you pathetic but.... no I dont. You are pathetic.”
“It doesn't matter. That clump, if you would like to call it that, is the beginning of life. And it is one of the supreme acts of selfishness to abort. I am okay with exceptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother. But to simply abort because that is the most convenient thing is a supreme act of selfishness.”
OcatilloRose on Oct 28, 2012 at 15:29:50
“Your selfishness ends where my constitutional rights begin.”
Harlanlover on Oct 28, 2012 at 13:17:42
“Abortion is legal in this country. A woman can terminate a pregnancy regardless of the reason or your feelings about it. If you want to deal w/ selfishness, look into your own regarding your selfish belief you have the right to stop someone from pursuing their liberty to do what's right for them.”
“You could very easily say that a woman is just a bunch of cells.”
Diane Phillipa on Oct 27, 2012 at 20:22:33
“A woman is not a container for sperm nor is she a mere incubator for a parsite forced upon her against her will what is your point?”
XCellKen on Oct 27, 2012 at 19:22:57
“We could even more easily say that you have no brain cells”
FreeBeing on Oct 27, 2012 at 18:30:33
“Hmm, What you're trying to do (and it isn't working!) is to equate a clump of embryonic cells with a fully developed human. As long as that clump of "tissue" is "dependent" on the women for its sustenance, it is incomplete and NOT an individual. In that case, she has every right to deal with it as she sees fit.”
InnerSelf on Oct 27, 2012 at 18:23:19
“And some man never become anything more than a bunch of tissue, still no cells, even after being born. They are on Fox News.”
Mark S Raymond on Oct 27, 2012 at 18:22:33
“You could say that about any living thing. But the distinction between the woman and the fetus is that the fetus is parasitically living off the woman and can not sustain itself on its own.”
valmach on Oct 27, 2012 at 18:18:56
“Idaho... too many potatoes”
Darksilverstreak on Oct 27, 2012 at 18:13:56
“cells that can live on their own..that's the point.”
nmeemn on Oct 27, 2012 at 18:09:02
“A woman IS a bunch of cells. Thing is some of those cells make up this thing Republicans (and feti) lack: a thinking, conscious brain.”
“I think Protestant churches are great and I don't go around bashing them. Why don't you stay away from anti-Mormon literature and go to the correct sources to see what we are all about? I am sorry you feel that way about our church.”
arcanumseeker on Oct 27, 2012 at 14:22:32
“Until the Church Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is open and Truthful about their Beliefs and History then people have to go elsewhere for the TRUTH!
“that is not true. My parents raised me in the church and I am so thankful for that. Living the principles of the Gospel will bring more happiness to one's life than anything else. I am raising my own children in the church. I dont understand why people denigrate and try so hard to tear down a religion that promotes so many good things. As the scripture says, By their fruits ye shall know them. I think the best way to really see what the Mormons are all about would be to not read things that are trying to tear down the faith, such as Mormon Think, and rather actually attend some services and read the Book of Mormon.”
frenchyfoof on Oct 24, 2012 at 18:39:32
“God's word, the Holy Bible, is the only book inspired by God.”
CymroTramor on Oct 24, 2012 at 11:17:49
“there's not much mormon theology in the BoM ....but try reading and studying the Doctines and Covenents and the Pearl of Great Price”
Ortist on Oct 24, 2012 at 04:25:59
“No, it's brought YOU happiness. Don't generalize to others. We are entitled to the "pursuit of happiness", and I have found it without a god to worship.”
BoFo on Oct 24, 2012 at 03:56:32
“MormonThink is "an online magazine produced largely by members of the Mormon Church that welcomes scholarly debate about the religion’s history from both critics and true believers."
Only an unquestioning cult member, like yourself, whose indoctrination started the day she was born would object to rational discussion about her religion.
“wow. you guys sure sound tolerant with all these comments! The next session starts on 14 minutes. I think you guys ought to go straight to the horse's mouth to see what we are really all about. You will see that these comments being made about us are very misdirected”
“Not if you were using your real name here on the forums, haha I don't blame ya, though..... ;D”
hanohanonacowboy on Sep 29, 2012 at 12:56:20
“You have every right to be proud of what you are, Idahogal. Please be aware that most folks nowadays do not fault you and your fellow Mormons for what you are, but for what you have done. Specifically, they see that your Church used tax-exempt funds--money REAL churches use to help the needy-- to play politics.
They see that you and your fellow Saints went after your gay neighbors and took away their civil rights in California in 2008. They see that you paid to try and tear families apart by paying lawyers to argue before the California Supreme Court in 2009 that they should be forcibly divorced against their will.
And they all wonder which of your neighbors you'll go after next.
What you did was despicable. But that doesn't mean you still can't be proud of what you are. As they say, love the sinner, hate the sin.”